Chandigarh, popularly known as ‘the City Beautiful’, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier and his team in the years succeeding independence. Located just at the foothills of the Shivaliks, Chandigarh came to be known for its urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century India. The City derives its name from “Chandi Mandir”, the temple of Goddess ‘Chandi’, located in its vicinity and the fort of ‘garh’ situated beyond the Chandi temple.
Originally planned for a population of 5 Lakhs only, its population has already surpassed 12 Lakhs.
The city was carved out of the many small villages and settlements that existed on this site. Though the city is broadly divided into sectors, some of the sites still retain their old identities. The City was inaugurated in 1952 and has grown in an organic manner since then.
The City in itself is a representation of the entire nation. It houses people from all over the country, especially from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, etc. The strong presence of multiculturalism imparts a colourful tinge to the society of Chandigarh, which is forward looking in its ideas and still rooted with its core values.
Chandigarh is proud of its numerous residents who have contributed in their own way towards the overall development of the city over the years.
I pay my compliments to all known and unknown Heros of Chandigarh who brought Laurels to the City by their hard work and devotion in various fields, a few prominent ones of whom are: More